There are many questions to ask around the time of amputation and during rehabilitation. We have divided these questions and answers into three sections to help you find an answer to your question. Answers may also be found by exploring the rest of the website.
Answering some questions about the amputation itself – who you can talk to, what happens after the surgery and how long it might be before you can walk again, and all about bionic limbs. Read more about The amputation
Questions about your artificial limb are answered here including how it stays on, how it works, how to prepare yourself for your new limb and how you learn how to use it, what happens if it breaks down and whether you can swim or shower wearing it. Read more about The artificial limb/prosthesis
Answers to all the general and practical questions like how you get an appointment at a Limb Centre, what happens when you get there, how to get your house assessed by an Occupational Therapist, whether you can drive your car and what’s involved if you’re a carer. Read more about General/practical
Confused by some of the terms we use? Jargon Buster is here to break down those word barriers and help you understand what we mean when we say things like ankle disarticulation, contracture, dorsiflexion or supercondylar. Once you've looked it up here, you'll know exactly what we mean, and you'll always be able to tell your transfemoral from your transtibia. Read more about Jargon buster